The Department of Marketing and Tourism
From your degree, you will have developed a range of transferable skills relevant to many graduate job sectors e.g. team working, problem-solving, communication skills, the ability to research, presentation skills and the ability to work to deadlines.
Common career avenues for graduates with a marketing/tourism/events background include; Tourism, Marketing, Sales, Advertising, Media, Events Management, Hospitality Management, Charity Fundraiser, Public Relation.
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don’t restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here. In particular, many graduate schemes are open to any degree discipline and can be a great way to explore different roles within a sector of interest.
And if you’re not sure what you’d like to do yet, then click below for ideas:
You can see what careers other graduates who studied your degree entered by reading the Prospects ‘What Do Graduates Do?’ guide:
Before starting your job search, identify the industry in which you would like to gain experience. This will help you tailor and focus your job search.
Expand your network. Connect with industry and graduate mentors in order to widen your contacts and viewpoints on options. We can support you with this via our Lincoln Connect platform. Sign up to this and get a mentor.
Also update your LinkedIn page. LinkedIn is a unique networking tool as it uses algorithms to read your profile and then suggest other individuals you may want to network with.
And consider if you wish to apply for a graduate job or graduate scheme. Typically speaking a graduate job is a specific role you are applying to, normally with a small – medium sized company. A graduate scheme may involve a variety of roles and gives an insight into a sector, typically with a large company.
Graduate Scheme Options
Nationally employers use the following websites for many of their graduate roles:
The main recruitment cycle runs from September to December each year. This is when you will see the most adverts on these sites.
Also see the University’s own CareerLinc vacancy website that advertises graduate opportunities from local and, national and international employers.
And remember that many graduate schemes open to any degree discipline. For example:
- Advertising/ Marketing – Virgin Media, BT, Boots, Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO.
- Management – Morrisons, National Rail, Enterprise Rent a Car
- Public Sector – Civil Service Fast Stream, NGDP
- Education/ Social Work – Frontline, Teach First, Explore Learning
- HR – Whitbread, National Rail, Boots
There are also more specialised areas to look for opportunities in marketing and tourism. Recommended websites for tourism are:
- Leisure Media Jobs
- LocalGov Jobs
- Marketing Week
- Tourism Management Institute (TMI)
- The Tourism Society
Recommended websites for marketing roles:
Recommended websites for events:
For further research into graduate schemes, see the UK’s top 300 most popular graduate employers.
For detailed careers advice for International Students see our website page.
To work in the UK you will require Tier 2 sponsorship. Click here to see the detailed information on the government website.
If you are looking for employer vacancies with Tier 2 sponsorship, then use Student Circus and start looking for roles. See the link for more information.
If you are considering starting your own business they you can access the Student Enterprise Service. This is based in the Enterprise Building (behind the Library) and offers a range of support to all students and graduates across the University of Lincoln.
Banks also often have information packs on starting your own company and the GOV.UK website also provides practical advice.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
For general support and information about protected characteristics please visit our Diversity, Equality and Inclusion page.
If you are concerned you might be at a disadvantage due to an issue related to equality and diversity, for example a disability, see this resource from TARGETjobs that provides useful top tips related to equality in the application process.
You can also discuss this with our Access and Participation Adviser, Becki Cobb. Click here to contact the Careers Team.
If you’d like more personalised advice on how to start thinking about your career in marketing or tourism, you can always book a Careers Guidance session with one of our advisors for a one to one chat.